Therapeutic massage is designed to relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem or an injury, such as a frozen shoulder or shin splints, whether you do engage in sports or not.

The term ‘therapeutic massage’ can include but is not limited to the term deep tissue massage. A good therapeutic massage is about applying specific techniques and the right amount of pressure to address your specific needs and goals.



Therpeutic Massage can help


(Traditional Chinese Massage)

Tui Na is the oldest physical aspect of Chinese Medicine, dating to 1700 b.c. It translates as “Grasping and pulling the disease out of the body”. It combines modern techniques and understanding with the depth and sensitivity of a traditional art.

Tui Na can provide all benefits of Western massage, including enhanced circulation, respiration and digestion.

It can be helpful with chronic conditions, such as migraines, chronic pain in muscles, joints, and skeletal system or arthritis, sciatica, and muscle spasms (Henderson).

Tui Na is widely used for conditions and pain caused by sports, acute or repetitive stress injuries, and is a treatment of choice of Chinese Olympic athletes.

It can be also used to ease physical and emotional tension caused by anxiety and stress.

(Deep Tissue Massage)

Sports/Remedial massage is a Western oil/wax based massage system.

You don’t have to be engaged in regular sports activities to enjoy a good sports massage. Those with more sedentary lifestyles looking to alleviate muscle pain and stiffness can also benefit.

It is designed to used a variety of techniques to relieve muscular tension, stiffness, muscle pain, increase circulation and treat specific soft tissue injuries.




Cupping, also called Chinese cupping, is a form of traditional therapy, not limited to China.

Cups are placed on the skin to specific areas to create suction.  It might be used as a supportive therapy alongside any Therapeutic Massage forms.

Originally used in traditional health systems, it has gained more recognition today in working withphysical issues.

You can request cupping as a part of your sports massage or Tui Na or book a separate appointment.

Cupping is designed to increase circulation, lift, stretch and create space within the body’ changing the biomechanic’s aspects of the skin, soft tissue and peripheral circulatory system.


Be Activated is a reflex-based treatment designed to activate muslces and restore and optimise the body’s correct breathing and movement patterns.

It aims to shift the body from a state of incorrect muscle compensation, tension, discomfort and pain towards more balance, strength, speed and improved performance both in daily tasks and in sports.

Be Activated is a powerful tool used for treating injuries and enhancing sports performance, stress management. It can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction and chronic pain.

An Activated body will quickly change from a state of tension and pain to a strong relaxed state of excellent performance. When we do the right thing, the body responds immediately.



Seeing Mark regularly for Tuina has been life changing after several years of lower back pain and SI joint pain. Mark has been a key therapist on my road back to recovery. His skill and sensitivity as well as passion for his craft seeps through each and every treatment, and I can not recommend him enough. He always tailors the treatment to my needs on the day; deep work or a more gentle touch, and I always leave feeling refreshed and with an improvement in my symptoms. I warmly recommend Mark.

Helena, Edinburgh